• Egress secure email

    We have been experiencing problems opening emails that have been sent securely to the Early Years Entitlement Funding Mailbox using Egress Secure Email. The issue is under investigation by our ICT team.

  • Government updates

    Updates include: ‘What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19’; and ‘Early years funding: 2021-2022’.

  • Funding Friday

    Funding streams include: Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest, The Eric Charles Charitable Trust and The Nora Smith Charitable Settlement.

  • The Big Ask

    The survey from the Children’s Commissioner for England will be live from 19 April until May 19 and asks young people across the country to set out their priorities for improving childhood post-COVID.

  • Virtual ‘coffee-break catch-up’ sessions

    Following the continued success of the virtual ‘coffee-break catch-up’ sessions, further sessions have been planned by the Early Years and Childcare Service for the 26th, 29th and 30 April 2021.

  • Department for Education and Ofsted updates

    Updates include: ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’; ‘Ofsted publishes updated Education Inspection Framework’; ‘Making a childcare bubble with another household’; ‘Early years inspection handbook’; ‘Reported coronavirus (COVID-19) notifications by registered early years and childcare settings’; ‘Childcare services exempt from registering with Ofsted: form’; and ‘Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework’.

  • ‘Let’s Get Chatting’

    The ‘Let’s Get Chatting’ campaign has just been launched across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. This is aimed at parents/carers/professionals from antenatal – 5 years.

  • Proposed changes to schools

    It is proposed by the Directors of Chulmleigh Academy Trust to lower the age ranges of Chulmleigh Primary School, Lapford Community Primary School and East Worlington Primary School from ages 4-11 to ages 2-11 from September 2021.